Quick Tip: How To Check Network Bandwidth Usage in Windows 10


For those of us with high speed Internet connections and large data packages coming in and out of our homes it can be very easy to forget that not everyone around the world has those capabilities for their Windows 10 devices.

Many are either on slower connections and also have limited data allowances they must monitor to avoid overages.

In Windows 10 it is very easy to track bandwidth usage whether you connect via Wi-Fi or Ethernet - or even both - using the Data Usage settings page in the Windows Settings app.

There is even an option to place a Live Tile on your Windows 10 Start Screen to get updates on how much bandwidth has been used without needing to directly open up the Windows Settings app.

Another benefit of this bandwidth monitoring capability is the ability to dig down and find out what apps are using bandwidth. That in turn will help you make decisions when it comes to data usage and how to save when bandwidth begins to run low.

Check out each of the screenshots in this gallery and I will point out the key areas of this feature.

Note: This tool is pretty solid however, I would recommend you also monitor your bandwidth usage with your provider to make sure you have their official measurements. Ultimately, that is what they will use to charge you and determine your overall usage so better to be safe than sorry. However, this feature in Windows 10 can be an easy way to keep an eye on things early on and I recommend you use it until you reach about 70% of your allotted bandwidth.


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